Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Day Talking Point #10

Election Day

      I can't say that I am sad that this day is finally over, so I don't have to listen to the foul campaign ads that were playing on television over and over again.  I have to admit that I didn't get to vote today, due to my own fault of being busy looking at different treatment regiments and brushing up on my medical knowledge. At first I couldn't decide where to go and watch the election because where would they show it?  Then I drove up and down the street of Federal Hill to see all the bars have their high definition televisions glued to the electoral returns.  So I decided that by myself I would go into Siena Restaurant to visit my friend the bartender that was working, and see the electoral returns all the while enjoying a salmon salad with a nice glass of wine.
     As I got cozy at the bar and tried to get a up front seat, which was not hard to get considering the fact that I am good friends with the bartender and know the owner very well. So I started a conversation at the bar with a gentlemen named Mike and the owner of the restaurant.  I spoke about how much I hate the brutal campaign ads that were out there, then owner tells me, "that in the past the topic of politics was a lot worse then it is now, they were very brutal, and that today their actions are considered civil."  He goes on to tell me how they even got physical when it came to altercations with each other over the supremacy of politics. The gentleman Mike goes on to tell me, "that the East Coast for as far long as he can remember has held the Democratic vote, so has the belt states that is why they are called the blue belt, and the central states has been over taken by the Republican Party since the Regan administration."  As Mike continues to talk my ear on politics and what people's views were.  He stated that," even though Obama will get into office again and that the business owners and the rich have to pay a little more in taxes, so what at least he felt that the country was in good hands."                      
     As I sat on the edge of my seat to watch the election because for a great while they were neck and neck with each other.  Even the numbers that came in from each state were so close to one another, that for awhile it made the candidacy hard to predict.  They said that the first candidate to reach 270 first is most likely the president of the United States.  As the number inched away and I became more interested in the outcome.  Romney at one point was beating Obama by 20 to 30 electoral votes, and then a sudden change occurred were Obama numbers sky rocket beyond those of Romney.  It was 201 Romney, and 274 Obama, and Obama has been reelected president for the second term.  My interest were to see the returns for the state of Colorado because of my project and their belief on the Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana, and Obama took the electoral votes for Colorado. In Colorado the Legalization was approved by a vote of 53% for yes on the topic, and then it was also a sad day for another state that being Oregon in which the voted no on the issue with 55%.  Check out this article on the returns and the states that placed the Legalization of Medical Marijuana on their election ballots.As I last saw the only states that were left to tally their votes were Alaska, and Florida but the score was 303 Obama, and 203 Romney.  Obama wins the reelection into office, please make America proud and prove all those that doubted you that you deserve this chance to clean up the deficit. Here is Obama's Victory Speech:


  1. I think it's so interesting that you got to chat with an older generation about the political ads. And to find that they were more bitter before is kind of surprising. I always thought that it was "more acceptable" now to be straight out douchey to your opponent than it was, say, in the 90s. It sounds like you had a pretty good experience overall. :)

  2. Loved the article on medical marijuana! Woohoo a step in the right direction for Colorado! Guess we have a lot of new information to focus on!

  3. Were ads in the past really more bitter, though? I guess we'll never know. It's funny to me that you mentioned Mike talking your ear off about politics. I've noticed many adults are like that. Regardless of which side they are rooting for, if politics are mentioned you are in a for a nice, long lecture. I took a look at the medical marijuana link. In Massachusetts 63% were in favor and only 37% were not. I believe this was not for recreational use, just medical, but still, this was the only state to legalize marijuana with more than 50%. What does that say about Mass. versus the other states? Perhaps something about Massachusetts and its more progressive views. Somehow, that state is always ahead of the curve! Anyway, great post. I hope that Obama does have the chance to show any doubters what he's made of. My family does not support him, and I'd really love to rub it in their face. Not to mention, benefit from some additional rights... gay marriage, for example?